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boardroom

[bawrd-room, -roo m, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈboʊrd-/
noun
1.
a room set aside for meetings of a board, as of a corporation.
2.
a room in a broker's office where stock-market quotations are listed on a board or by other means.
Also, board room.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; board + room
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  • We both went to the network reading in a boardroom packed with stone-faced executives in business suits.
British Dictionary definitions for boardroom

boardroom

/ˈbɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
  1. a room where the board of directors of a company meets
  2. (as modifier): a boardroom power struggle
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Word Origin and History for boardroom
n.

1731, from board (n.1) in the sense of "table where council is held" + room (n.).

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